Best LGBTQ+ Movies & Shows to Watch During Pride Month
Whether or not we realize it, the stories we hear on the news and the characters portrayed in our favorite shows and movies shape how we see the world — which is why representation is so important.
In honor of Pride Month, discover inspiring LGBTQ+ stories full of love, self-discovery, struggle, success, and fearlessness. These are the LGBTQ+ movies, shows, and docuseries you need to see this month.
Best LGBTQ+ Movies
Rocketman tells the story of world-renowned music icon and LGBTQ+ advocate, Sir Elton John.
The 2019 musical biopic documents his rise to stardom and early struggles with his sexuality and addiction. It received Golden Globe® Awards for Best Original Song and Best Performance by an Actor (Taron Egerton), as well as an Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song).
New to Hulu, the film Supernova follows a gay couple as they travel across England while coping with a serious diagnosis. Don’t miss this 2020 tearjerker starring Oscar®-winning actors Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth.
Booksmart has quickly become one of the most popular LGBTQ+ movies on Hulu.
No pair has studied harder than Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and her openly gay best friend Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), both of whom are determined to get into their dream colleges. When they learn that their much less committed classmates were also admitted to prestigious universities, they decide to pack four years of missed partying into one, wild night.
Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) is talented, fierce, and fearless as he takes on high school bullies while coming to terms with his gender identity. Don’t miss Laverne Cox, Bette Midler, Abigail Breslin, and AnnaSophia Robb in this fabulous comedy.
Watch: Freak Show
If you’re looking to add some LBGTQ+ relationship movies to your holiday collection, check out the Hulu Original Happiest Season.
The film made history last year as the first LGBTQ+ Christmas movie to come from a major Hollywood studio. It follows lesbian couple Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis) home for the holidays, where Harper struggles to come out to her conservative parents.
Watch: Happiest Season
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson tackles pressing social issues, including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health, and addiction.
The film follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teenager who is pulled over by police, shot to death, and then immediately awakens. Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver) is trapped in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront difficult truths about his life and himself.
Best LGBTQ+ Shows
Set in the world of the 2018 film Love, Simon, this Hulu Original series follows a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. Watch his journey of self-discovery, as he faces challenges at home, adjusts to a new city, and struggles with his sexual orientation.
Watch: Love, Victor
The L Word
The SHOWTIME® drama The L Word explores the lesbian scene in Los Angeles, following a group of friends – both gay and straight – through stories of career, family, inner struggle, friendship and romantic relationships.
Watch: The L Word
Will & Grace
Known for paving the way for LGBTQ+ television, the wildly popular sitcom Will & Grace broke ground in the ’90s by featuring two gay leads. The nothing-off-limits comedy centers on two best friends, Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing), and their lives in New York City with hysterical pals Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally).
Seasons 1 – 8 of the Emmy®-winning series are streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: Will & Grace
Please Like Me
If you’re into awkward comedies, you’ll love Please Like Me.
Starring Australian comedian Josh Thomas, the comedy follows Josh and his friends as they muddle through life and the existential unrest of being an extremely lost, extremely awkward group of late-20-somethings.
Check out more shows and movies starring comedians on Hulu.
Watch: Please Like Me
Transgender activist Caz Davis (Elz Carrad) returns to the remote, politically divided dairy community of Rūrangi for the first time in over a decade, hoping to reconnect with his estranged father (who hasn’t heard from him since before he transitioned).
Season 1 of the New Zealand drama Rūrangi is streaming now on Hulu.
LGBTQ+ Reality & Docuseries
I Am Cait
Living for the first time as the person she feels she was born to be, I Am Cait explores what Caitlin Jenner’s transition meant for the people in her life, including her daughters Kendall and Kylie, ex-wife Kris Jenner, and the rest of the Kardashian clan.
Watch: I Am Cait
One of the best docuseries to cover LGBTQ+ civil rights, the FX Original Pride chronicles the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement, the ongoing fight for marriage equality, the evolution of transgender rights, and more.
Six renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore the community’s battle for rights in America — from the FBI’s surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s “Lavender Scare,” to the culture wars of the ’90s, and beyond.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
It was over a decade ago that RuPaul’s Drag Race first brought the glamour and fierce fabulosity of drag into living rooms across America. The Emmy®-winning VH1® competition series, credited as one of the most important queer shows in history, follows contestants through a series of challenges to crown the next queen of drag.
Seasons 1-6 are streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race
There’s way more great LGBTQ+ content where that came from. Check out the Pride Never Stops Hub.